The Challenge 34 years old

The story of the 1983 America's Cup challenge, where the Australian team financed by business tycoon Alan Bond, finally wrests the cup from the New York Yacht Club, after an unbroken 132 year winning streak.

Credits

Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

Rasa Bertrand

Peter Phelps
Peter Phelps

Will Ballieu

John Clayton
John Clayton

Ben Lexcen

Richard Moir
Richard Moir

John Bertrand

Ray Barrett
Ray Barrett

Robert McCullough

Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith

Peter De Savary

The Challenge Cast

Name Character
Tim Pigott-Smith He was 40, 70 years old when he died as Peter De Savary
Nicholas Hammond He was 36, now 71 years old as Dennis Conner
Ray Barrett He was 59, 82 years old when he died as Robert McCullough
Gus Mercurio He was 58, 82 years old when he died as Vic Romagna
Richard Moir He was 36, now 71 years old as John Bertrand
Jacki Weaver She was 39, now 74 years old as Rasa Bertrand
Peter Phelps He was 26, now 61 years old as Will Ballieu
John Clayton He was 292, 309 years old when he died as Ben Lexcen
Lorraine Bayly She was 49, now 84 years old as Eileen Bond

The Challenge Crew

Name Department
Tristram Miall as Producer. Production
Matt Carroll as Executive Producer. He was 6 (now 41) years old Production
Greg Coote as Executive Producer. He was 44 (now 78) years old Production
Anna Senior as Costume Design. He was 45 (now 80) years old Costume & Make-Up
Jenny Day as Production Manager. She was 1 (now 36) years old Production
Suresh Ayyar as Editor. He was 29 (58) years old when He died Editing
Andrew Blaxland as Art Direction. Art
Martin Armiger as Original Music Composer. He was 37 (70) years old when He died Sound
Kimble Rendall as Assistant Director. He was 36 (now 71) years old Directing
Russell Boyd as Director of Photography. He was 42 (now 77) years old Camera
Phil Judd as Sound Editor. He was 33 (now 68) years old Sound
Lindsay Frazer as Editor. Editing
Lawrence Eastwood as Production Design. Art
Danny Baldwin as Stunts. Crew
Colin Fletcher as Assistant Director. He was 64 (85) years old when He died Directing
The Challenge (34 years)

  • Release day: Monday, December 29, 1986